Weekend sobriety checkpoint yields 20 arrests, eleven for impaired driving

News Release, Maryland State Police-La Plata Barracks

La Plata, MD- On Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 2400-0300 hours, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack in conjunction with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint and saturation patrol on N/B Rt. 301 at Jefferson Farm Place, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland.

During the operation, a total of 586 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint and an additional 36 vehicles were stopped for traffic violations in the Waldorf area. Eleven impaired drivers were removed from Charles County roads during the operation.

Nine additional arrests were made for drug violations.

The deterrent of both DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug-related crashes. The Maryland State Police want to remind all citizens and motorists if you plan on consuming alcoholic beverages, plan on having a sober designated driver.

The Maryland State Police encourages everyone to obey all traffic laws which results in Maryland roads and highways safer for all travelers.


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